DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI
Motion by Dr John Kaye agreed to:
1. That this House notes:
(a) that 19 June 2008 marks the 63rd birthday of Nobel Laureate and leader of the democracy movement in Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,
(b) that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held under periods of house arrest since 1989, the most recent continuous period of detention beginning in May 2003,
(c) that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been denied basic civil rights since the election of 1990 at which her party, the National League for Democracy, won an overwhelming majority,
(d) the military dictatorship in Burma has refused to acknowledge the results of the 1990 election, which would have made the National League for Democracy the government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi a leader of her country, and
(e) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has refused a number of opportunities to leave Burma, even to visit her dying husband, knowing that she would be denied the right to return and continue the struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma.
2. That this House calls on the military dictatorship of Burma to immediately and unconditionally release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her 63rd birthday and to begin an inclusive and time-bound national reconciliation process for restoring democracy in Burma.
3. That this House sends birthday felicitations to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and congratulates her on standing up to the brutal treatment of her people by the military regime.